Write a 12–15-page final course paper that integrates your chosen school of thought with your proposed research topic. Review the course syllabus and the key elements of what you learned during this course to incorporate into your final paper. Do not copy and paste your writing from previous assignments; you may use the information you already have written, but this paper should be a unique, original document that incorporates feedback you have received through this course.
Final Project Guidelines
****Research topic is SOCIAL MEDIA AND EATING DISORDERS IN WOMEN UNDER 40***
***School of thought is FUNCTIONALIST PSYCHOLOGY****
Use APA Style and Format throughout the paper. Visit Evidence and APA for more information.
Include a title page, with headers, page numbers, and relevant information.
Use proper headings and levels of headings.
Use proper citations, and be sure every cited work is in the references.
Use APA reference style; there are many details included in proper style, so proofread or use RefWorks or a similar program to help you get the specifics correct.
Double-space all written work in the paper.
Indent every new paragraph. No extra spaces between paragraphs.
Use correct margins.
For block quotes, modify margins— no quotation marks, but do include a citation at the end.
Write in a formal, scholarly tone. The focus is on the topic, not on you as the researcher, nor on authors of articles or studies.
Section 1: State the topic; explain the topic, clearly and thoroughly.
Use the four attributes (values, principles, et cetera) to explore your topic.
Be clear about exactly what it is you want to study.
Provide questions you want to answer through the research.
Do not include hypotheses or research questions yet.
Section 2: Analyze literature to support the topic.
Explain what has already been learned about the topic.
Explain how the literature supports your chosen school of thought.
Identify where there are gaps in the literature, which are to be filled by your study.
Write in narrative form; do not use annotated bibliography in this section, but do use the sources you located in that assignment.
Section 3: Discuss the general research approach.
Select quantitative or qualitative; or one of the approved approaches (metatheoretical study, needs assessment, or theoretical integration).
Explain the ethical steps and principles that you will employ.
Discuss recruiting methods, sampling, data collection, measurement instruments, or interview methods, but none of these need to be described in detail—provide a general outline.
Describe how your study will contribute to scientific knowledge.
Section 4: Discuss what you hope to discover and how you will apply the findings.
Cite relevant literature to discuss what you might find in your research.
Describe how your results could be practically useful.
Length: Your topic selection submission assignment should be 12–15 double-spaced pages (excluding the cover page and references list). Include page numbers and headings.
References: At least 10 peer-reviewed resources.
Formatting: Use correct APA style and formatting, paying particular attention to citations and references.
Typeface and size: 12-point Times New Roman.